Lower left, on prie-dieu: 1506
Possibly Count Kaspar Maria Sternberg (b. 1761 - d. 1838), Prague [see note 1]; until 1949, by descent within the family to Countess Sternberg, Prague; 1949, sold by Countess Sternberg, through M. Glueckselig and Son, New York, to the MFA for $3500. (Accession Date: October 13, 1949) NOTES:  Hanns Swarzenski, in the MFA Bulletin, XLVIII, no. 273 (October, 1950), p. 55, stated that the painting "comes from the Gallery of Kaspar Count Sternberg in Prague, which, incidentally, was praised by Goethe." His source of this information is not known.
Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund